I Got Spooked!

Dear Reader:

This cartoon pretty much sums up my day yesterday. I don’t have time or energy to explain further  ….let’s just say it was a long, painful day which would have been pretty downright disastrous except for Harvey, Doodle, and Lassie who chauffered me to my appointment, watched all the proceedings with my new wound vac…(now a part of me for at least a month…wherever I go it goes.) The ‘Terrific Trio” also persevered at CVS until my pain meds finally arrived! They are my everyday heroes! I will love you forever!

(*When I forget to bring my new body part along… I know because the tubes coming out of the top of my pants jerk my pants down. I go nowhere without Hailey the Healer.)

Yesterday should have been Halloween ….pretty spooky with strange happenings that just added to an overall uncomfortable day. I know I will adjust to having another “body part” attached to me but it will take time and patience. Just keep holding my hand God!

Roz VanAlstyne sent me a fall picture of Indiana…a little out from their present home. It is beautiful…but like most of the rest of us she said fall has come late and will only be “in season” for probably about a week this year. Sometimes we appreciate beauty like this for its fleeting brevity.

Halloween didn’t come a day early at Jake’s pre-school…but it was western day and the cutest little cowboy showed up for it.

I am beyond sad that I am missing my first Halloween trick or treating with the grandchildren but “Hailey” (wound vac) and I have to have some time to figure out showers, dressing, bathroom techniques and many other obstacles together before I can leave the premises. We need time to bond.

So until tomorrow…Thank goodness today is a new day filled with hope that soon “All this will pass” and dim into a distant memory…one in which I traveled through once and prayerfully won’t have to travel again.

“Today is my favorite day”  Winnie the Pooh

Leaving you with a smile today for Halloween….Happy Halloween everyone!

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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3 Responses to I Got Spooked!

  1. bcparkison says:

    Oh dear…I will need to google wound vac. Had no idea you had to live with it . Bless your heart and continued prayers.
    Dress up day at school seem to be the norm around here. Crazy! Fun for the kids but a pain for mom’s having to come up with something .


  2. Jo Dufford says:

    I am praying every day for you to get better again. I am so sorry to hear that yesterday was so awful, and you still had so much pain. You are certainly on my mind and in my heart. Love you, Jo


  3. Lynn Gamache says:

    Dear Becky….First of all, know that I do feel for you (and pray for you) as make your way thru this present trying time…a real testing time for sure…BUT, may you in the end “come forth as gold” (dare I say, like a gorgeous, golden pumpkin with a big beautiful smile on your face, no botox needed, only the Hand of your Father God holding yours as He shapes and molds your life) These present thoughts just flowed from my mind as I began typing…but thinking how often it is the trials in life that cause us to become better people…or bitter people. That one pumpkin looks pretty sad …the cutting process didn’t go so well! The other pumpkin was also cut and carved, but the outcome leaves us all smiling…that pumpkin uplifts and inspires others. May that be you today as the Lord lifts you up and carries you through even as we learn in the poem: Footprints….I’m sure
    this you are familiar with, and might be encouraging to read again at this time….Blessings, Lynn

    P.S. many thanks for sharing my beautiful British Columbia photos with others! Fall continues on here but the colours are gradually fading as the Winter rains gradually creep in upon us…BUT, now the harvest is in and it’s time to cocoon by the fire with a good book and a hot cup of tea….or a book of poetry such as Ruth Bell Graham’s SITTING BY MY LAUGHING FIRE


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